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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • October 14, 2016

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. finding that commercial refrigeration equipment model number RIO S 68 F L R404A does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered Systemair, Inc., to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Systemair had failed to certify that certain models of commercial HVAC equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered ETL, LLC to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding ETL had failed to certify that certain models of showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered Wolverine Brass, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Wolverine Brass had failed to certify that certain models of faucets comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • March 3, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that ETL, LLC failed to certify certain showerheads as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • February 10, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Wolverine Brass, Inc. failed to certify certain faucets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • January 5, 2016

    DOE ordered Utility Refrigerator to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Utility had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigerator equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 30, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Utility Refrigerator failed to certify certain commercial refrigerator equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 6, 2015

    DOE ordered RPI Industries, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding RPI had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 2, 2015

    DOE ordered Lochinvar, LLC, to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Lochinvar had failed to certify that certain models of pool heaters comply with the applicable energy conservation standard[s].

  • October 27, 2015

    DOE ordered Fujitsu General America, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Fujitsu had failed to certify that certain models of central air conditioners and heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards prior to distributing them in commerce.

  • September 25, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that RPI Industries, Inc. failed to certify various basic models of self-contained refrigeration equipment with doors as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 31, 2015

    DOE ordered Atosa Catering Equipment, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Atosa had failed to certify that certain models of self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with doors comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 10, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Atosa Catering Equipment, Inc. failed to certify various models of self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with doors as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 7, 2015

    DOE ordered P.Q.L, Inc. to pay a $12,500 civil penalty after finding PQL had failed to certify that certain models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 5, 2015

    DOE ordered Eaton Cooper Lighting to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Eaton Cooper had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 31, 2015

    DOE ordered ELCO Lighting to pay a $14,000 civil penalty after finding ELCO had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs and metal halide lamp fixtures comply with the applicable energy conservation standards and had failed to provide requested test data.

  • July 15, 2015

    DOE ordered Barron Lighting Group, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Barron had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 10, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that P.Q.L., Inc. failed to certify various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 7, 2015

    DOE ordered Atlas Lighting Products to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Atlas Lighting had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 7, 2015

    DOE ordered Danco, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Danco had failed to certify that certain models of faucets comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • June 30, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that ELCO Lighting failed to certify various models of illuminated exit signs and metal halide lamp fixtures as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE also alleged that ELCO failed to provide test data upon request.

  • June 16, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Eaton Cooper Lighting failed to certify a variety of illuminated exit sign models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 12, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Barron Lighting Group, Inc. failed to certify a variety of illuminated exit sign models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 8, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Danco, Inc. failed to certify a variety of faucets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.